Update: Chilton County Schools encouraging parents to pick up children

Published 9:29 am Friday, December 8, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Chilton County Schools is encouraging parents to pick up their children as road conditions in Chilton County continue to deteriorate.

A little after 9 a.m. today, Chilton County Schools Superintendent Tommy Glasscock announced schools would close at 11 a.m. due to deteriorating road conditions.

Busses will get students that usually ride the bus home. Those who are usually picked up will need to be picked up at the school. Glasscock said personnel will remain at the school until all children are picked up.

Glasscock said if busses can be ready before 11 a.m. they would begin getting children home as soon as possible.

On the night of Dec. 7, Glasscock had reviewed the National Weather Service reports and determined schools would be open based on it looking like Chilton County would not get much precipitation.

After busses had already left to pick up students, National Weather Service and local 911 Center staff began reporting hazardous road conditions on the north end of the county.

“The north end is really not in good shape right now ,” Glasscock said in a phone interview at about 9:20 a.m. this morning.

Glasscock said it was a “tough decision,” but wanted to get children home and vehicles off the roads to ensure everyone was safe.

Parents are welcome to check their students out before 11 a.m., he said.